The Vatican diaries: a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church

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A revealing inside look at one of the world's most powerful and mysterious institutions For more than twenty-five years John Thavis held one of the most fascinating journalistic jobs in the world: reporting on the inner workings of the Vatican. His daily exposure to the power, politics, and personalities in the seat of Roman Catholicism gave him a unique, behind-the-scenes perspective on an institution that is far less monolithic and unified than it first appears. Thavis reveals Vatican City as a place where Curia cardinals fight private wars, scandals threaten to undermine papal authority, and reverence for the past is continually upended by the practical considerations of modern life. Thavis takes listeners from a bell tower high above St. Peter's to the depths of the basilica and the saint's burial place, from the politicking surrounding the election of a new pope and the ever-growing sexual abuse scandals around the world to controversies about the Vatican's stand on contraception and more. Perceptive, sharply written, and witty, The Vatican Diaries will appeal not only to Catholics-lapsed as well as devout-but to anyone interested in international diplomacy and the role of religion in an increasingly secularized world.
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subject_facet Benedict -- XVI, -- Pope, -- 1927-, Catholic Church -- Government, Papacy -- History, RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic, RELIGION / Leadership, Religion / Clergy, Vatican City -- History
table_of_contents The bells -- Up in the air -- Nuestro padre -- Bones -- Cat and mouse -- Latinist -- The pope who would be saint -- Hemlines and banana peels -- Sex -- The real Benedict.
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title The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
title_display The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
title_full The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church / John Thavis, The Vatican diaries : a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church [electronic resource] / John Thavis
title_short The Vatican diaries :
title_sort vatican diaries a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the catholic church
title_sub a behind-the-scenes look at the power, personalities, and politics at the heart of the Catholic Church
topic Benedict XVI, Pope, 1927-, Catholic Church Government, Papacy History, RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic, RELIGION / Leadership, Religion / Clergy, Vatican City History
topic_facet Benedict, Government, History, Papacy